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Out and About

We share some of our favourite local places where you can wander and park yourself for a moment of serenity, or stop at a bench to read our latest finds!

Stourhead Estate Walk

2.4 miles   Stourhead Estate Walk starts at the National Trust Visitor car park, and is a woodland and estate walk around the outside perimeter of Stourhead Gardens. It is mostly woodland and open fields, following well used tracks. It can be very...


As the sunbeams pound down on the South West of England, off we ventured to discover the delights of Hestercombe Gardens. Located a short drive from the M5 and Taunton near Cheddon Fitzpaine. Described as ‘paradise restored’ our expectations were...

Mottisfont Abbey

Mottisfont Abbey is located near Romsey in Hampshire, a National Trust property I had heard about but had yet to visit.  Renowned for its wonderful walled rose garden, and splendid riverside walk, I was keen to take a look whilst the roses are in...